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Barossa Valley

Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2019

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The Collective Review

RWT stands for Red Wine Trial and is a single-varietal Shiraz made with Barossa Valley Shiraz grapes. Stylistically, this is a modern, opulent wine compared to Grange, which has always been more concentrated and muscular. This release shows richness and opulence. It's drinking well now but will age for decades to come.

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The depth of big bass notes shows the presence of Marananga fruit in the rich blend, rounding out a completely seductive portrait of Shiraz. It's highly fragrant, with notes of sage over redcurrant and lush purple berries, while the rich mid-palate rolls effortlessly in the mouth,before elegant oak binds it all to ensure a dry, savoury finish. Its easy marriage of style and substance is most alluring. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
98 POINTS
Huon Hooke

The depth of big bass notes shows the presence of Marananga fruit in the rich blend, rounding out a completely seductive portrait of Shiraz. It's highly fragrant, with notes of sage over redcurrant and lush purple berries, while the rich mid-palate rolls effortlessly in the mouth,before elegant oak binds it all to ensure a dry, savoury finish. Its easy marriage of style and substance is most alluring.

Expert Review
98 POINTS
Andrew Caillard MW

Lovely intense dark cherry, blackberry, mulberry praline aromas with ginger notes. Another standout vintage showing all the hallmarks of regional provenance and the Penfolds House Style. One for the long haul. "

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96 POINTS
David Sly - Decanter
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Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

Dark fruits affording viscosity and concentration. Quince noted … and a little more (fig/cheese + balsamic?). Vietnamese mint and anise indulge an admirable palate “cooling effect”/lift. Dusty tannins fused with cocoa chocolate dust. Structurally confident - a defined backbone, Barossa weight and density.milk chocolates. Dark, brooding fruits add substantial weight to the palate, black currant, ripe plums and mulberries. An epic RWT, multi-layered, Barossa terroir expressed through a Penfolds/French oak lens.

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Winemakers Note

The 2019 growing season was extremely dry and warm. In the 12 months to March, the region had only 61% of the long-term average rainfall. Spring temperatures were slightly below-average driven by lower minimum temperatures (-2.5°C) including two below 0°C events during September, which resulted in frost events on 4th September and 29th September. Summer was very warm, with December and January well above-average driven by a combination of both higher maximum and minimum temperatures. The Kalimna vineyard experienced 31 days of temperatures exceeding 35°C. While March was also dry, crucially it was not too hot allowing for an orderly harvest. Low yields delivered Barossa Valley shiraz with dark colours, intense depth of flavour and ripe firm tannin structure.

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